R. Reeve Wood

Reeve Wood is Of Counsel with the firm of Skelton Taintor & Abbott in Auburn, Maine, representing clients in the following areas:

  • Title examination and clearance
  • Real estate transactions
  • Land conservation
  • Agricultural leases

Wood began his legal career in 2012 when he joined Maine Farmland Trust (MFT) as Legal Counsel. At MFT he was involved in all elements of land conservation, including:  structuring of complex farmland conservation projects, drafting conservation easements, and advising on the stewardship and enforcement of those easements. He also has significant experience in real estate transactions, working on both buyer and seller sides of residential and farm real estate transactions, conducting title examination and clearance, and negotiating and drafting agricultural leases. His expertise with non-profit issues includes advising on governance and compliance with state and federal regulation.

Prior to joining Skelton Taintor & Abbott, Wood worked as a teacher in New York and then moved on to work as an investigator of police misconduct for the City of New York. A native of Brunswick, Wood returned to Maine where he attended the University of Maine School of Law.  While in law school, he served as a Teaching Assistant in the Legal Writing Program.

Wood serves as President of the Board of the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust and as a member of its Lands Acquisition Committee. He also serves on the Bowdoinham Planning Board and the Bowdoinham Comprehensive Planning Committee. His other contributions to the community include coaching for the Merrymeeting Soccer Club. He lives with his wife Hannah, two sons, and his bird dog, Myrtle, in Bowdoinham. The family operates a small farmers’ market bakery.